Jared Kushner dismisses concerns raised by whistleblower on security clearances

The White House is seen behind security barriers in Washington

The official, Tricia Newbold, says she compiled a list of at least 25 White House officials who were initially denied security clearances due to their backgrounds.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was denied a security clearance a year ago by the White House personnel security office but the decision was overruled by a political appointee, according to a new report.

According to the memo, Ms Newbold's list of overturned security clearance denials included "two current senior White House officials, as well as contractors and individuals throughout different components of the executive office of the president".

But the 18-year veteran of the White House said they were overruled by higher-ups. The basis for Cummings's alleged national security concerns also stem from highly questionable circumstances.

Mr Cummings has demanded that the... But Cummings noted that Congress had an oversight interest in monitoring "who has been given access to our nation's secrets, how they obtained that access, the extent to which national security has been compromised", among other things.

"Well that was a big part, that was why I was exposed to the issue.my experience with my family situation was". Last year, Cummings' Republican predecessor as chair of the committee, Trey Gowdy, sent a letter to Kelly seeking information on the security clearance process. "We've had a lot of insane accusations, like that we colluded with Russian Federation".

The issue that tipped her over was President Trump's decision in February to overrule "several senior officials in order to reinstate the security clearance" of Kushner, "despite issues raised during his clearance process".

The freshman lawmaker, who attained fame after defeating the No. 4 House Democrat in a primary upset, said subpoenas would have to be issued to find out what happened "because people in this administration are not cooperating".

Brooke Rollins, a senior staffer at the White House Office of American Innovation, has also played a role in the meetings, a meeting attendee said.

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Newbold's allegations were laid out in a letter sent to the White House on Monday and released by Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee. "I just don't know".

Cummings' April 1 announcement was made shortly after Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee announced a hearing of their own on April 3 to formally authorize subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, even though Mueller found no evidence of wrongdoing by Trump or his campaign.

Newbold's Washington, D.C. -based attorney, Edward Passman, said Monday night that she did not want to be interviewed.

MEE asked Cummings' office on Monday whether Newbold was specifically asked about Kushner during the 23 March interview and how she responded, but did not receive a response by time of publication.

Senate Majority leader and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, in a recent message to supporters on Facebook, used Mueller to solicit funds for re-election, posting an image of Democratic leaders with the text "these investigations will never end" superimposed on them.

"There are reasons for not releasing information, but we have an unprecedented situation here in regard to the census", Cummings said.

"Really, what is next, putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs?"

Newbold claimed that the rejected applications were later reversed with little explanation.

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